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Title The Strongs dining room table set
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date March 14, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of the dining room in the home of the Strong family in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The room is furnished with a table set for six. On the wall to the left is a painted portrait of a man, and on the right is a portrait of a woman. A sideboard at left displays ceramic and metal serving pieces. An accordion style chandelier hangs above the table. A sugar bowl on the table has intertwined initials "WS" (most likely for Woodbridge Strong). Inscription lower left: "E.A.A." The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / 276 / The Strongs dining room / table set / Fine day good light / W.L. 55 secs / 4 P.M / 25 ft / Monday March 14th / 1892 / New Brunswick."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Elisabeth B. Strong (nickname Bessie) was a close friend of photographer Alice Austen. Bessie's father, Woodbridge Strong, was a judge in the Court of Common Pleas in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Interiors
Dining rooms
Houses
Tableware
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Strong, Woodbridge
Catalog Number 50.015.6171
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2017.
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